Cottage Life West will help you enjoy life at the cabin even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.
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Ready to leave the city behind? Whether you’re retiring or working remotely, find out if full-time lakeside living is right for you.
Admit it: your tool box is a mess. Clean up your act with these DIY plans for a custom cottage version.
These cottage DIYers go to great lengths to save a masterpiece or realize a dream. Eight tales of ingenuity and passion.
We gathered for everyone’s favourite fall meal, but we made it better, easier, and more fun. Plus, an Indigenous perspective.
Fall colours in the N.W.T.; an ode to strike-anywhere Redbird matches; how to make a meal out of chips; favourite pies and rejigged s’mores; Reporter; doubts about the wolf cull; an epic cottage shindig
How to fix an axe with a broken handle; tie down a tarp without a grommet; a gas-powered log splitter we like; closing-up checklist; smoke alarm know-how; unique drill bits for specialty jobs
Storing precious linens; building a deck on rock without drilling; sharing the cabin in a pandemic; mystery bird’s nest; why do squirrels chew antlers?
If you’re thinking about a wedding at the cottage, read this advice from someone who’s witnessed many a disaster.
Suddenly there’s a new baby in the family—and a new grandmother. When the next generation arrives, nothing (and yet everything) feels the same.
Framed by tall grasses, this unassuming cottage on Lake Ontario is a mix of old decor and new design (and it’s kind to the turtles of Wolfe Island).
Late in autumn, once the trees have shed their foliage, the leaf litter nourishes all life in the forest